*** NOVEL: Magpie Murders AUTHOR: Anthony Horowitz YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 REVIEW: *** This is a mystery novel for mystery novel lovers–a story within a story. A meta mystery. I will explain. *** The book begins with Susan Ryeland in an unmade bed with a bottle of wine, tortilla chips and salsa, and a pack … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Magpie Murders
*** NOVEL: Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor AUTHOR: Stephanie Barron YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1996 REVIEW: If you are a regular reader of my book reviews, you’ll know that I am a fan of Jane Austen. And also that I like mysteries. Why not combine them? Two great things just might go great together–like … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
It was an impulse buy–I liked the cover (bright red) and the title, and it was displayed prominently at Books on the Common in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
*** BOOK: The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories AUTHOR: P. D. James YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2016 REVIEW: *** I’m not at all sure just why there are so many murder mysteries with Christmas themes, but there are, and some of them are quite good, too. If you liked Envious Casca (recently retitled as A Christmas Party) … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories – A Review
*** Author Tracey Hecht was kind enough to spend some time on the phone with me recently, answering questions and filling me in more on her book series for children, The Nocturnals. It was a really interesting conversation and I’d love to speak with her more, or meet up with her in person one day–it’s … Continue reading The Nocturnals – Our Q&A with Author Tracey Hecht
*** BOOK: The Daily Jane Austen – A Year of Quotes EDITOR: Devoney Looser YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2019 REVIEW: *** Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas presents yet? Because this slim volume is the perfect stocking stuffer for the Janeite in your life. The Daily Jane Austen has a quote for every … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – The Daily Jane Austen – A Year of Quotes